Irons accused of playing “very dangerous” game

West Ham’s decision to put contracts talks with Ben Johnson on hold have been described as a “VERY dangerous game” by one Claret and Hugh follower.

We revealed yesterday the club was keeping all players due a new deal waiting until the end of the season to see where we are.

And we added that Ben’s talks had stalled earlier this season because of his form as his agents looked for a big increase in wages.

But C and H follower “The Cat” has made it clear that he believes the club need to ensure a deal is done as quickly as possible and declared: “This to me is a VERY dangerous game, being played with a very talented West Ham supporting academy product in Ben Johnson.

There aren’t many academy products that make the grade but Ben is one of the few that has. Some have been critical of him, seemingly without the understanding that he is a young developing player whose opportunities to build on his performances are sparse.

However, I can see a very talented two footed-player and it would annoy me greatly if he was to leave, for pocket change and a proper contract.

We are NOT a moneybags club, a Citeh or a Chelski and we need to hold on to and develop ANY talent which comes through our Academy.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Irons accused of playing “very dangerous” game

  1. One we don’t know what his agent is asking for and two is he worth that money granted he is versatile to a degree doesn’t cut it for me though

  2. Personally I don’t see the hype around Johnson. Aside from being young and energetic, he doesn’t cut it for me. Never really gets stuck in enough for a (Defender)
    And decision making is too slow and predictable. More money?? Think we should dive back in the academy

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